Archive | February, 2020

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Rare causes of dementia

Katie Puckering

The 29 February marks Rare Disease Day, and the main objective of the day is to raise awareness about rare diseases and their impact on people’s lives. A rare disease is defined by the World Health Organisation as one that affects less than 10 per 10,000 people in the general population. The word ‘dementia’ describes symptoms that occur […]

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Celebrating the 5th anniversary of Join Dementia Research

Jess Tobin

Five years on from the national launch of Join Dementia Research, we look back at the service’s incredible impact and some of the exciting research taking place that you could get involved in. What is Join Dementia Research? Alzheimer’s Research UK has been a charity partner of the service since it was launched. Alongside Alzheimer’s […]

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How can wearables revolutionise the detection of dementia?

Dr Carol Routledge

Today we’re announcing an ambitious project that will transform research efforts and revolutionise the way we spot the early stages of diseases like Alzheimer’s. The Early Detection of Neurodegenerative diseases (EDoN) initiative is spearheaded by Alzheimer’s Research UK and brings together 14 leading research and support organisations, working to develop innovative ways to pick up […]

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How to guide: organise your own walk

Amy Gardner

Background: Ipswich Defeat Dementia Walk (IDDW) has been an established fundraising event for Alzheimer’s Research UK for the last three years, raising over £50,000. The walk attracts 70–120 people each year, taking on a minimum of ten miles across Ipswich in Suffolk. There are four members of the organising team, who all take on separate […]

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